On Tuesday, the Cayuga County Legislature made the painstaking decision to furlough around 11% of it’s workforce in light of what they called “serious anticipated revenue losses and cost increases associated with the County’s Coronavirus COVID-19 response.”
Officials said the furloughs will go into effect Sunday, May 3rd until on, or about July 31st.
Cayuga County currently operates at 50% reduced staffing in buildings and remains committed to its service delivery during the public health crisis.
“As elected officials, we have a dual responsibility to our workforce and taxpayers,” said Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Chair of the Cayuga County Legislature, “It would not be prudent to wait until this crisis is over to address the county’s financial situation. This was certainly not a decision we made lightly and we were mindful that the impacted employees will not suffer financial or benefit losses during this difficult time.”